Sauk City girl community holds vigil for Girl Scouts killed in Lake Hallie

SAUK CITY, Wis. – Families in Sauk City gathered Saturday afternoon for a candlelight vigil to honor the three Wisconsin Girl Scouts and one parent volunteer killed by an alleged intoxicated driver last week. 

Troop 7113, the local Girl Scout troop in Sauk City, hosted the vigil, part of a national remembrance of the girls from Lake Hallie. Troop leader Carri Dorr said she was shocked by the news.

“They did everything right,” she said.”They had the right number of adults, they had safety vests, they were doing things they had done before. There was nothing they could have done differently.”

Dorr says the Girl Scout community has come together after this accident.

“It could have been any of our girls,” she said. 

The Sauk City Girl Scouts kept the focus on community service Saturday, with the girls cleaning areas of trash and gathering food and clothing donations.

“They were our friends,” said Girl Scout Coraline Miller, who is in second grade. “They would help us too.” 



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